ML - Michigan Avenue

2013 - Issue 8 - December

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THE FRENCH 75 1 oz. Hennessy VS Cognac ¼ oz. simple syrup ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice Sparkling wine to top Orange twist for garnish Build in mixing glass and shake with fresh ice. Strain into a Champagne flute and top with your favorite bubbles. Cut an orange twist and express the oils on top of the drink, dropping it in the drink to finish it off. Invented in 1915 and named after a French artillery weapon used during World War I because of its powerful kick, the French 75 is Bangers & Lace bartender Cristiana DeLucca's classic libation of choice—even though her version forgoes the traditional gin. "I learned it with Cognac," DeLucca notes, "so I call mine the 'French' French 75." Why is she such a fan? "It's a really nice way to showcase Cognac without people knowing that it's Cognac—it's just very aromatic, it's refreshing, and it whets your appetite." 1670 W. Division St., 773-252-6499; CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: 10.25-carat yellow cushion-cut diamond ring with white pear-shaped diamond shoulders, Graff Diamonds (price on request). 103 E. Oak St., 312-604-1000; Platinum and 18k yellow-gold earrings with fancy yellow diamonds and marquise diamonds, Bulgari (price on request). 909 N. Michigan Ave., 312-255-1313; Yellow and white diamond mêlée floral bracelet set in platinum, Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection ($175,000). 730 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-7500; Lismore tall Champagne flute, Waterford ($75). 114-119_MA_FEAT_Fashion_Winter2014_Final.indd 119 11/20/13 5:37 PM

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